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First-Hand Impact of Argus II ‘Bionic Eye,’ Which Holds Promise for Improving Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients
Dec 1, 2016
Until recently, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) was a condition for which no cure or approved medical treatment was available. The FDA approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in 2013 created hope for some vision in patients with severe blinding form of RP. In June 2015, a Cleveland Clinic team under the leadership of Alex Yuan MD, PhD, and Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD, performed its first procedure implanting the device in a male patient, with successful results....